1986 Pontiac T1000 Transmission Service

Why is Your 1986 T1000’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your T1000’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 Pontiac T1000 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Pontiac T1000 transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your T1000’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1986 T1000s

According to Pontiac, your T1000’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your T1000 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Pontiac-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 T1000 services and perform them according to Pontiac-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your T1000’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Pontiac running for miles and miles.

Pontiac T1000 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Pontiac T1000 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your T1000’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Pontiac T1000 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Pontiac's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Pontiac tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your T1000’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your T1000 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my T1000's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Pontiac T1000 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Pontiac. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Pontiac T1000 Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your T1000 today.